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How did Zimbabwe get there?

How did Zimbabwe get here? What is going on? What is likely to happen? The short answer is a combination of short-term factors, and long-term trends, economic structural pressures, political policy choices, and personal power agenda. Read this extract from Robert Mugabe, a forthcoming book by Dr Sue Onslow and Martin Plaut of the Institute of […]

Kane from Canada

Jane Roberts is a senior research fellow in the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of English Studies (IES) and emeritus professor of English language and medieval literature, University of London. She has recently published Kane from Canada, the memoir of George Kane (1916-2008) edited with his daughter, Mary Kane. Share this article:

Librarians and scholars: partners in digital humanities 

Christina Kamposiori, programme officer at Research Libraries UK, introduces a new report, published in July, entitled ‘The role for research libraries in the creation, curation, archiving, and preservation of tools for Digital Humanities research’. Its findings demonstrated the value of collaboration between librarians and researchers in the field. Share this article:

Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System

Sebastián Smart, Karinna Fernandez and Cristian Peña, co-editors of the recently-published ‘Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System’, provides an overview of its contents which shed light on some of the Chilean state’s human rights violations affecting indigenous peoples, victims of torture and the LGBTI community. Share this article:

Lives of the civil war

Image: Wencelas Hollar image: Earl of Essex, Wikimedia Commons This week sees publication, by the Institute of Historical Research, of the Cromwell Association Directory of Parliamentarian Army Officers – an online record of more than 4000 officers who fought for Parliament during the first Civil War of 1642-6. Dr Stephen K Roberts, the Directory’s general editor, […]

Rethinking forced migration: gang violence in Latin America

Image: bus burned by gang members in El Salvador. ES James/Shutterstock.com The level of violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in recent years has been second only to Syria – but unlike Syria, they are not countries at war. Criminal violence in the ‘northern triangle’, as this Central American region is called, is having […]

‘A Return to the Village’ – an introduction

‘A Return to the Village: Community ethnographies and the study of Andean culture in retrospective’, edited by Dr Francisco Ferreira with the American anthropologist Professor Billie Jean Isbell, has just been published by the Institute of Latin American Studies. Dr Ferreira offers a brief introduction to its contents, aims and origins, explained in the context […]

Eritrea, the ultimate garrison state

Hopes were high in May 1991 when the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) captured the Eritrean capital, Asmara, and helped the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) overthrow Mengistu Haile Mariam, the Ethiopian military dictator. It was thought that the movement which had been fighting for decades for independence would usher in an era of peace, […]